Chain of Iron

Chain of Iron
A Book

by Cassandra Clare

  • Publisher : Margaret K. McElderry Books
  • Release : 2021-03-02
  • Pages : 688
  • ISBN : 1481431900
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Shadowhunters must catch a killer in Edwardian London in this dangerous and romantic sequel to the #1 New York Times bestselling novel Chain of Gold, from New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Cassandra Clare. Chain of Iron is a Shadowhunters novel. Cordelia Carstairs seems to have everything she ever wanted. She’s engaged to marry James Herondale, the boy she has loved since childhood. She has a new life in London with her best friend Lucie Herondale and James’s charming companions, the Merry Thieves. She is about to be reunited with her beloved father. And she bears the sword Cortana, a legendary hero’s blade. But the truth is far grimmer. James and Cordelia’s marriage is a lie, arranged to save Cordelia’s reputation. James is in love with the mysterious Grace Blackthorn whose brother, Jesse, died years ago in a terrible accident. Cortana burns Cordelia’s hand when she touches it, while her father has grown bitter and angry. And a serial murderer is targeting the Shadowhunters of London, killing under cover of darkness, then vanishing without a trace. Together with the Merry Thieves, Cordelia, James, and Lucie must follow the trail of the knife-wielding killer through the city’s most dangerous streets. All the while, each is keeping a shocking secret: Lucie, that she plans to raise Jesse from the dead; Cordelia, that she has sworn a dangerous oath of loyalty to a mysterious power; and James, that he is being drawn further each night into the dark web of his grandfather, the arch-demon Belial. And that he himself may be the killer they seek.

Artisan Filigree

Artisan Filigree
Wire-Wrapping Jewelry Techniques and Projects

by Jodi Bombardier

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2013-08-13
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : 1620333856
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Enjoy a collection of 20+ beautiful wire projects! Inspired by the ironwork so prevalent in her native Tucson, Jodi Bombardier fashions her signature heavygauge wire frames into sinuous shapes, cold-joining them with fine wire to form open, lacy filigree patterns. • Learn Jodi's techniques, including the correct ways to use tools, hold wire, and create shaped wire frames consistently and precisely. • Create airy pieces that are still strong and stable enough to withstand daily wear. • Build confidence in your wirework skills as projects increase in complexity. In addition to providing project instructions, Jodi demonstrates how her scrolled designs can be manipulated, joined, or rearranged to create endless variations limited only by the imagination.

MACHINE DESIGN

MACHINE DESIGN
FUNDAMENTALS AND APPLICATIONS

by P. C. GOPE

  • Publisher : PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
  • Release : 2012-02-03
  • Pages : 1312
  • ISBN : 8120345177
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This comprehensive text on principles and practice of mechanical design discusses the concepts, procedures, data, tools, and analytical methodologies needed to perform design calculations for the most frequently encountered mechanical elements such as shafts, gears, belt, rope and chain drives, bearings, springs, joints, couplings, brakes and clutches, flywheels, as well as design calculations of various IC engine parts. The book focuses on all aspects of design of machine elements including material selection and life or performance estimation under static, fatigue, impact and creep loading conditions. The book also introduces various engineering analysis tools such as MATLAB, AutoCAD, and Finite Element Methods with a view to optimizing the design. It also explains the fracture mechanics based design concept with many practical examples. Pedagogically strong, the book features an abundance of worked-out examples, case studies, chapter-end summaries, review questions as well as multiple choice questions which are all well designed to sharpen the learning and design skills of the students. This textbook is designed to appropriately serve the needs of undergraduate and postgraduate students of mechanical engineering, agricultural engineering, and production and industrial engineering for a complete course in Machine Design (Papers I and II), fully conforming to the prescribed syllabi of all universities and institutes.

Medical Biochemistry

Medical Biochemistry
A Book

by N. V. Bhagavan

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2001-09-26
  • Pages : 1016
  • ISBN : 0080511392
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thoroughly updated and in a new two-color format, this well- respected text presents the fundamentals of biochemistry and related topics to students pursuing a one- or two-semester course in pre-med biochemistry or medical programs. The second edition is equally applicable to other health-related fields such as clinical chemistry, medical technology or pharmacology. Medical Biochemistry, Fourth Edition, focuses on the foundations and clinically relevant applications of normal human biochemistry and pathology. Abundantly illustrated with four-color plates. Revised chapters on molecular biology reflect the latest research in the field Two color throughout with four color plates Reference quality appendices include practical information on clinical lab parameters used to diagnose a range of diseases

Funny in Farsi

Funny in Farsi
A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America

by Firoozeh Dumas

  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release : 2004-01-13
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0812968379
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Finalist for the PEN/USA Award in Creative Nonfiction, the Thurber Prize for American Humor, and the Audie Award in Biography/Memoir This Random House Reader’s Circle edition includes a reading group guide and a conversation between Firoozeh Dumas and Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner! “Remarkable . . . told with wry humor shorn of sentimentality . . . In the end, what sticks with the reader is an exuberant immigrant embrace of America.”—San Francisco Chronicle In 1972, when she was seven, Firoozeh Dumas and her family moved from Iran to Southern California, arriving with no firsthand knowledge of this country beyond her father’s glowing memories of his graduate school years here. More family soon followed, and the clan has been here ever since. Funny in Farsi chronicles the American journey of Dumas’s wonderfully engaging family: her engineer father, a sweetly quixotic dreamer who first sought riches on Bowling for Dollars and in Las Vegas, and later lost his job during the Iranian revolution; her elegant mother, who never fully mastered English (nor cared to); her uncle, who combated the effects of American fast food with an army of miraculous American weight-loss gadgets; and Firoozeh herself, who as a girl changed her name to Julie, and who encountered a second wave of culture shock when she met and married a Frenchman, becoming part of a one-couple melting pot. In a series of deftly drawn scenes, we watch the family grapple with American English (hot dogs and hush puppies?—a complete mystery), American traditions (Thanksgiving turkey?—an even greater mystery, since it tastes like nothing), and American culture (Firoozeh’s parents laugh uproariously at Bob Hope on television, although they don’t get the jokes even when she translates them into Farsi). Above all, this is an unforgettable story of identity, discovery, and the power of family love. It is a book that will leave us all laughing—without an accent. Praise for Funny in Farsi “Heartfelt and hilarious—in any language.”—Glamour “A joyful success.”—Newsday “What’s charming beyond the humor of this memoir is that it remains affectionate even in the weakest, most tenuous moments for the culture. It’s the brilliance of true sophistication at work.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Often hilarious, always interesting . . . Like the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding, this book describes with humor the intersection and overlapping of two cultures.”—The Providence Journal “A humorous and introspective chronicle of a life filled with love—of family, country, and heritage.”—Jimmy Carter “Delightfully refreshing.”—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel “[Funny in Farsi] brings us closer to discovering what it means to be an American.”—San Jose Mercury News